Topic:Is striving to achieve a goal always the best course of action, or should people give up if they are not making progress? We are blase about the mentality people hold toward success, especially in this modern society, that don’t waste time on something any more if you haven’t achieved accomplishment. While, I still cannot help but believe despite my own cynicism that persistence is the panacea to reach the goal.
When it comes to the clash between insistence and relinquishment, a well-known saying originates from the British dramatist, William Shakespeare, appears before my eyes, that is”Do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect. ” Nowhere has the significance of determinedness been so vividly and accurately expressed as by Jack Welch and the King’ s Speech. I cannot imagine the GE without Jack Welch, but I am sure that if he left GE at that time, we will lose the “most revered CEO”. Welch joined General Electric in 1960. At first, he worked as a junior engineer, at a salary of $10,500 annually.
Welch was displeased with the $1,000 raise he was offered after his first year, as well as the strict bureaucracy within GE. However, Reuben Gutoff, a young executive two levels higher than Welch, persuaded Welch and tried to convince him to stay. After deliberation, he gave up the idea of resigning and resolved the thought to change the bureaucracy. If he resigned at that time, he would not have such success in the future. After many years hard-working, Welch eventually took his oath of CEO and brought GE ushering in a prosperous era. During his office, Welch took many measures to reform the corporation system.
For example, he shuted down factories, reduced payrolls and cut lack-luster old-line units. What’s more, Welch fired the bottom 10% of his managers resolutely. Because of his actions, many staff rejected him and a man who was fired by him even tried to kill him. Confronting these frustrations, he never thought about withdrawing, but executed his regulations more unswerving. I wonder if he gave up his ideas just due to so many difficulties, GE might not have such achievements. Jack Welch attained his goals by his firm actions and the spirit of never saying die.
Bernard Shaw said that “Success covers a multitude of blunders. ” Obviously, successful people’s accomplishments are based on the experience of failure. Jack Welch tells us like that, and the King’ s story also corroborate this truth. The King’s Speech, just like its title, describes a king who overcomes the impedance of stammer and eventually becomes the symbol of resisting spirit of Britain during the World War Two depends on his inspiring speech. At first, because of his stammer, George VI doesn’t want to take the oath, but after a series of accidents, he is forced to become the king.
Fortunately, Geroge VI encounters the language impedance therapist Lionel, who helps him cures his stutter. During the treatment, Geroge VI gives up for so many times, but by virtue of his wife’s encouragement and Lionel’s genuine, he conquers his difficult and achieves following attainments. If he surrenders to the illness, maybe today we just know that there is a stammer king in the history of Britain, but not a great king. All in all, resoluteness is not only a sort of attitude toward failure, but also a key element of success which we cannot never ignore just like Jack Welch and Geroge VI.